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New Organic Battery, Good for Environment
Organic Proton Battery with Sustainable Storage
Source: Uppsala University
From Sweden, New Battery that's Good for Environment
Scientists at Sweden's Uppsala University have
invented a proton batterythat is composed of organic
materials and is based on protons rather than
ions. The organic compounds are called quinones,
which are used by plants in photosynthesis and are
plentiful in nature. This is a proof of concept,
small button cell battery with outstanding performance.
And, it's a first of its kind.
Climate Smart Battery
The Uppsala scientists call this a climate smart battery
with sustainable energy storage. It reaches a full
capacity recharge in seconds (100), using a solar cell.
It can be charged and discharged more than 500 times
without any loss of capacity. The battery is free of
any fire or explosion hazards. And, unlike standard
batteries, it is unaffected by ambient temperatures.
Big Green Benefits
This new invention offers the potential of big
benefits for the environment. Unlike lithium
batteries, it is 100% organic. Lithium batteries are
composed of metals, which are mined and processed,
causing significant environmental damage. And,
at the moment, it's extremely difficult to dispose
of lithium batteries safely. Not so with an organic
The scientists say this is a big step forward toward
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